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The State legislative session concluded in the late hours of March 8 and for the first time in five years lawmakers did not enter a special session...

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On Wednesday, March 28, Seattle's First-in-Time law was struck down by a King County Superior Court Judge Suzanne Parisien. The law, passed in...

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The City of Kent recently passed an ordinance creating a rental registration and inspection program to identify and inspect basic health and...

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After receiving a report from the University of Washington Associated Student Body regarding websites that provide rent bidding services, the...

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The Washington Multi-Family Housing Association (WMFHA) welcomes the passage of Engrossed Third Substitute House Bill 2578 establishing statewide...

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The City of Bellingham recently passed a law creating additional tenant protections for residents living in rental properties. The law affects all...

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It’s the bottom of the 9th inning in Olympia this week. Thursday, March 8 marks the end of the 2018 regular session. Recall last year, the end...

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It's the beginning of March Madness in the Legislature. By Friday, March 2, all legislation must be passed out of the opposite house from where it...

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Last week marked the ‘half way point’ in the legislative session. February 14 was the last day any bill could receive consideration in...

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The City of Seattle’s Fair Chance Housing ordinance took effect Monday, February 19, 2018. With the city of Seattle limts, the use of...

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On Friday both the House and Senate voted on and passed amended source of income proposals. Wednesday, February 14, marks the final day the Chamber...

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A few things lived and a few things died. This week was the policy cut off for both the House and Senate. This means that if a bill did not...

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